Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia


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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Coopers Sparkling Ale is brewed naturally by the centuries-old top fermentation method just as it was in the beginning by Thomas Cooper. This beer displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour enhanced by a soft, fruity character and the sediment which gives it a cloudy appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2002
I love beer on lees in the summer. if this was december I may not like it as much. this is a good summer beer, yeasty, lightly citrusy sweet and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Am I caught up in the heat of August, thirsting endlessly for cold drinks? Does this affect my judgment of this beer? Well, yes, lets just say that I could easily down 6 of these at a sitting, in a local tin-roofed bar/shack somewhere near Adelaide, Australia, in the 100F+ heat. Screw cap top. I chose the option of pouring the sediment into the glass. Talk about beer as a visual experience. This is the most outrageously carbonated beer I’ve ever had. A virtual snowstorm (in reverse) of sediment flowing from bottom to top, crashing into the creamy 1/4 inch head and then recirculating wildly throughout the glass. Fortunately the bubbles are fine and gentle and cause virtually no GI distress. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Flowery hop aromas greet you immediately. Color is a nice ale gold (excepting the snowstorm). First taste is fresh, hoppy, lightly sweet. Proceeds to a citrusy, tart finish that is quenching and clean. Sadly, midway through the 12.7 oz. bottle, the flavors have proven ephemeral - not enough there to carry through and this becomes mostly a thirst quencher. Do I like it? Yes. Would I drink it when the temps drop below 80F? I doubt it - too many more flavorful options.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
yellow orange and cloudy, sedimenty, with a surprisingly quickly fading head. Almost seems flat. Mouthfeel is spritzy yet coating and smooth, medium bodied. Aroma: very yeasty: bannan and orange peel. Flavour: yeasty and sweet with notes of peach and subtle hop notes towards the finish, which comes off as mettalic. Very interesting original Aussie style which is surprisingly refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Not too much hops. A little light. Very cloudy and yeasty. This would make a good summer beer to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Michael Jackson actually gives this beer it’s own category in his ’Beer Companion’ and describes it as ’an early breed of British pale ale, adapted to colonial conditions...’ With that thought in mind, it does seem perfectly suited for the Australian climate. Crisp and light, but also full of flavor. I’m also amazed at the way this beer can be poured crystal clear, or entirely cloudy. Two possible beers from one bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2002
tweety bird yellow, and fetching with it’s snowy white cap and almost champagne carbonation. i poured the yeast in so it was cloudy and wouldn’t ’sparkle’ unless you dropped a hair dryer in there. yeasty and cidery and pretty dry. straight out of the bottle it seemed stiff, but it ’breathes’ like wine, (or a woman relaxing in a hot tub), and opens up to something much more interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
It’s unique. Swirl the last inch to get the yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Bananas and citrus come out in this one. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3616) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2002
Hazy gold colour, good head with plenty of condition and a strangly dark sediment. Excellent aromas of bread, banana, yeast and a spiciness reminiscent of a belgian triple. More bananas and spice in the mouth lead to a sweet but dry yeasty finish. Has a lot of condition but seems very soft in the mouth unlike some beers which leave a harsh tongue burning sensation. very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 Cloudy yellow appearance. Banana aroma. Yeasty, citrusy palate. Clean, dry finish w/ more banana. Very smooth and drinkable brew that I could pound all night long.. Orig rate 2002. Now it tastes like adjuncts and corn. Very mass produced un inviting flavor.

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